Dec 16, 2011 6:00pm EST
to trial. jerry sandusky faces charges on child abuse charges next year. >>> there may be a fourth and possibly more victims of sex abuse by bernie fine. someone says fine abused him for years, beginning in 1969. van hugheser, who is also in prison, says sex r they -- they know of at least two other victims. fine strongly denies he ever abused anyone. >>> shock, sadness and disbelief tonight, after the tragic death of a teenager, struck by two cars. wjz is live at parkville high school. jessica kartalija speaks with students and faculty about the loss. >> reporter: a very sad day here. the school principal sent this letter home to parents, urging them to help support their children during this very difficult time. >> reporter: sky eye chopper 13 is over the scene thursday night, moments after 15-year- old ryan chase is struck by two cars on putty hill avenue. chase, a student at parkville high school, had stayed late for tutoring with a teacher before he was struck by a car, then an suv. >> our hearts and our thought goes out to each and every family that has been suffering through
Dec 7, 2011 6:00pm EST
and new sexual assault allegations, land former penn state coach jerry sandusky behind bars. he was arrested today and charged with abusing two more underaged boys. drew levinson reports for wjz with the latest. >> reporter: police watch jerry sandusky from his home, wearing handcuffless. the former penn state football coach now faces 12 additional charges of sexually abusing two more young boys. that brings the total number of sex charges he faces to 52. and the number of alleged victims to 10. before the arrest, sandusky's attorney responded to reports that another accuser had come forward. >> jerry has denied those allegations as he has the original allegations. but we're hoping we'll get more information as we proceed. >> reporter: the 67-year-old sandusky went on record after the initial allegation, denying the charges. while admitting he was very physical with many boys, even sleeping with them alone in hotel rooms. showering with them, and touching their legs. sandusky says, it was completely innocent. >> reporter: a lot of people find it inappropriate. but it's not criminal.
Dec 8, 2011 6:00pm EST
money. >> i bet they did. >>> out on bail. how accused child abuser jerry sandusky able to come up with the cash? and what his wife say about the allegation. >>> i'm alex demetrick. coming up, an eagle in trouble. and the fight to save it. that story as eyewitness news continues. >>> the lady ravens go shopping for a good cause. i'm monique griego. coming up, we'll have more on how they're making christmas happen for baltimore families. >>> chilly night ahead. stick around for the updated first warning weather forecast. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> the bald eagle may be a national symbol. but it takes local help to rescue alex demetrick reports, that's what happens. >> if a bald eagle can't fly, it can't feed or protect itself. >> i think because it was out there for so long, with not a lot of nourishment, that it was getting weaker. and jpped just didn't seem to do much. >> he responded when outdoorsman adam glasgow came through. after it was netted. he covered its head with a towel. >> and i slid down until i could get to its legs and feet. once i had its feet, i knew i would not get hit
Dec 13, 2011 6:00pm EST
surprise legal move by former penn state assistant coach, jerry sandusky. he waived his right to a preliminary hearing, meaning the case goes directly to trial. manuel gallegus reports for wjz. the decision spares a number of accusers from having to relive their stories on the stand. >> reporter: jerry sandusky told the outside court he would prove he is not guilty of child sex abuse. >> stay the course. fight for four quarters. we'll wait the opportunity to present our side. >> reporter: the former penn state assistant coach waived his preliminary hearing just before it was about to start. his lawyer says he waited until the last minute because he wanted prosecutors to agree to share vital information and also to spare his client from further accusations. >> what you would have heard would have been the commonwealth's case. not our case. because today is not the time. >> reporter: sandusky's attorney says this is a fight to the death. and there will be no plea bargain. the prosecution says it is ready to move onto a full trial. >> it will allow us to promptly advance the prosecuti
Dec 9, 2011 6:00pm EST
. defending her husband. the wife of jerry sandusky breaks her silence. what she's saying about these sex abuse claims tonight. >>> please help me. at home. >> a hostage's desperate plea, sent a year ago. find out why his family just released his call for help. >>> lawmakers on one side. law enforcement on the other. i'm pat warren. coming up on eyewitness news. finding the medical marijuana middle ground. >>> and your updated first warning weather forecast is coming up as well. ,,,,,, woman: we had been called up for the first time. wildfires were getting close to homes. at that moment, i got my first taste of just how important the guard is. announcer: be there for your community, at nationalguard.com. >>> the debate over medical marijuana -- marijuana in maryland had a new twist. those assigned to figure out how to administer it cannot agree on a plan. >> these marijuana users do something at the risk of conviction. >> i didn't want to do something illegal. but i was driven to eat and i feel better. >> do i want to do anything illegally, no. do i want to be able to get it legally?
Dec 6, 2011 6:00pm EST
football coach jerry sandusky of sexual abuse expects at least five to testify. sandusky denies any wrongdoing. >>> at any time, disgraced governor rod blagojevich could learn his fate for corruption in office. he was convicted for trying to sell president obama's senate seat after he was elected. prosecutors want him elected. blagojevich's attorney says that he has already paid a price and should get just a few years. >>> president obama heads to america's heartland, trying to sell his taxplan to the middle class. as danielle nottingham reports from washington, lawmakers have just four weeks to strike a deal or taxes will go up. >> reporter: president obama laid out his case for economic fairness in front of hundreds of supporters, packed into a kansas high school. >> this is a make-or-break moment for the middle class. >> reporter: the president channeled one of his predecessors to argue that all americans deserve a fair shot at financial security. republican president theodore roosevelt delivered a similar plea in the same small town of osawatamy more than a century ago. presiden
Dec 1, 2011 6:00pm EST
heart of an investigation speaks out on the charges against jerry sandusky. >>> and wild weather. and it is far from over. ,,,,,,, >>> we're about a minute or so away from 6:30. it's 42 degrees and clear. perfect head downtown to the washington lighting ceremony. good evening, everyone. thanks for staying with wjz. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. blown away. some of the worst santa ana winds in years are blasting parts of california, toppling trees and downing power lines. in fact, as bigad shaban reports for wjz, pasadena has declared a state of emergency and closed schools. >> reporter: powerful winds pushed around this trailer with ease. gusts of up to 100 miles per hour in utah also knocked over more than a dozen tractor- trailers on i-15 ask shut down the highway for hours. the worst santa ana winds in years have led to warnings and advisories in six western states. schools are shut down in many communities. and hundreds of thousands are without power. this southern california gas station was mangled, after hurricane strength winds toppled a nearby